I just wanted to let you know that I could not have been more impressed with this Jewelry 1 class. Diane is awesome. She really knows her stuff. I have taken classes before at other places and I have to say that here at Metalwerx the instructor knowledge level, studio space and equipment have all been exceptional.
About this course
Add color and style to jewelry with resin inlay. This fascinating process allows students to expand their color palette and design repertoire without a kiln. Every step of this procedure will be demonstrated from inlay to curing and finishing.
Students will begin by making a simple metal piece to understand and practice the technique, then spend the afternoon fabricating and adding resin to a pendant of their own design. This is a great way to add absolutely any color you can think of to a piece of jewelry.
Wendy Jo New
"Growing up, I always was mesmerized by sparkling gemstones and metals and I often incorporate something illuminating into my designs. Whether or not I intricately plan a jewelry piece in advance of producing it or just spontaneously fabricate one as I go along, the result is inevitably something that is unique with a contemporary flair that complements, rather than overwhelms, a wearer. When designing jewelry or other metal work, I always think about whether I would wear it, use it, and/or display it. Anyone who knows me sees a reflection of me in what I design.
I produce fine contemporary jewelry and other metal designs primarily in the precious metals of silver, argentium, gold, and/or palladium. These are often further defined with the addition of texturing, gemstones and other unique lapidary, or resin inlay. I also manufacture photo-etched metal cover plates which may be attached to journals or framed. Larger etchings are used in buildings as entry door logos, addresses, and the like.
In addition to participating in art shows, sales, and doing commission work, I love providing instruction in jewelry design and metal fabrication. My work can be seen and purchased at galleries and stores, as well as in my own online store. Designing and fabricating engagement and wedding bands and other jewelry, often with people's stones, is particularly meaningful to me."
The $50 materials fee, payable upon registration, includes enough silver, resin, and other consumable materials to complete projects.
- A blow dryer, or little heat gun if they have one.
- OPTIONAL: Any dry pigment such as eye shadow or spices to use as a color (Metalwerx also has plenty)
February 24, 2017
10:00 AM -5:00 PM